The annual opening of our year of classic boating in southern California is our Launch Dinner at the Long Beach Yacht Club.
We started the afternoon with our board meeting, paused for cocktails and conversation on the patio, and moved on to a lovely buffet dinner.
The highlight of the festivities, as always, is the live auction of stuff we had stashed in our garages.
For a while, we feared we’d be without our Auctioneer Extraordinaire, Mr. Dave Anderson, who, along with his lovely wife Cheryl, was stuck in mudslide-related traffic caused by yesterday’s storm.
Dave masterfully wrung dollars from wallets for the club’s coffers — some of these items make an annual appearance of their own, to be honest, but it’s all in Good Fun and many hearty laughs were shared.
We welcomed our newest members, and look forward to another great year of comradery and classic boats!